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Two more lawsuits filed against Westmoreland County sheriff

Two more lawsuits have been filed against Westmoreland County’s sheriff, his department and the county over hiring practices in the sheriff’s office.  Simeon C. More...

News

VFW Post 21 recognizes Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen Winners

Connellsville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 21 and Auxiliary recognized the 2017-2018 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Winners.  The theme for the Voice of Democracy Program was “American History: Our hope for the Future” a More...

Republicans opt to wait out Trump’s storm against Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans made clear Tuesday they won’t take steps to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired, insisting it’s unnecessary and opting instead to wait out the storm.  More...

China’s premier appeals to U.S. to ‘act rationally’ over trade

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to “act rationally” and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.” (Proverbs 11:4 AKJV)  Money won’t help on Judgment Day. Only Jesus can make us righteous and ready for that day.   More...

Not enough is known about kratom to support its use

Dear Doctor: What, exactly, is kratom? The FDA has apparently called it an opioid, even though it seems to be an herbal supplement. Is it safer than prescription opioids? I’m afraid of opioids, but if this is safer, I’ll try it. More...

Church News

Church events listed • Calvin United Presbyterian Church, 311 Mulberry St., Scottdale, will hold Lenten luncheon services at noon today at Wesley Chapel United Methodist. A Palm Sunday Choral Society Lenten evening will be held at 7 p.m. More...

F.C. judge hears arguments in city homicide case

Children living in a Connellsville home with Peter Lee Shoemaker Jr. in 2015 won’t be testifying during his homicide trial later this year, a Fayette County assistant district attorney said Tuesday. More...

Public invited to give input on city plan

Connellsville’s future development will be discussed during an open house this afternoon at Murphy Hall. The preliminary comprehensive plan for the next 10 years will be up for review from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Uniontown student charged with making school threat

A Uniontown Area High School student’s apparent joke landed him in trouble with authorities. More...

Obituaries

Vicki L. Dix

Mt. Pleasant

Vicki Lynn Sampey Dix, 50, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 19, 2018, at her home. She was born May 19, 1967, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Carol Forsythe Sampey of Vanderbilt and the late Harry Sampey. More...

J. Ray Grubbs

Sarasota, Fla.

J. Ray Grubbs, 85, of Sarasota, Fla., passed away March 15, 2018. Ray was born March 12, 1933, in Uniontown to the late John and Grace (Rankin) Grubbs. More...

Virginia M. Eberharter

Connellsville

Virginia M. Eberharter, 95, Commander U.S. Navy Retired, of Connellsville, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, in the Uniontown Hospital.  She was born March 11, 1923, in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Frank C. and Mildred Hawkins Eberharter.  More...

Opinion

Student protests deserve attention

(AP) –– So, maybe this is how you really do it. More...

Open doors wide

(AP) –– Saturday was a notable day for the newspaper industry as well as the public at large. More...

Tillerson’s tough talk cost him his job

WASHINGTON –– Fourteen months after he had become secretary of State, Rex Tillerson learned Tuesday that President Trump had fired him by sending out a public tweet.  It was a humiliating conclusion to a troubled relationship that fr More...

Sports

Huffman to play soccer at Behrend

When asked what attracted her to Penn State Behrend, Alison Huffman is quick to say it’s the school’s soccer program. The Southmoreland senior signed her letter of intent Tuesday to attend the college in Erie. More...

WVU has short tournament turnaround to get ahead of storm

(AP) — For the second straight year, a major winter storm has scrambled West Virginia’s travel plans for the NCAA Tournament.  About 20 hours after arriving back on campus from the West Coast, the Mountaineers left Tuesday to begin p More...

Steelers sign former Green Bay safety Morgan Burnett

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have started their overhaul in the secondary, signing free agent safety Morgan Burnett to a three-year deal.  The deal, announced Tuesday, is pending Burnett passing a physical. More...

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